About Buddakan - Atlantic City
Buddakan has been called “a temple of modern Asian cuisine.” But it’s also a testament to the possibilities of inspired design. Upon entering, the first thing one sees is the surreal Asian garden surrounded by multi-level archways and 25-foot trees that seem to grow through rocks, footbridges and the ceiling itself. The dramatic atmosphere and enchanting karma is enhanced by the presence of a gigantic Golden Buddha that watches over the entire restaurant from a head of a 24-foot communal dining room table. The menu portrays an innovative interpretation of Asian Cuisine that matches the ambience in terms of creativity, inspiration and its capacity to satisfy. A delectably imaginative fusion of Chinese, French and Asian styles that results in dishes that exotic yet comforting – all prepared with perfectionist attention to the smallest detail.
Buddakan’s spectacular yet dreamlike ambience adds a new dimension to the array of destinations at the Pier at Ceasars.
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs
Lunch 12noon – 3:30pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Fri and Sat
Dinner All Day 12noon – 11:00pm
Dinner all day 12noon – 10:00pm
Happy Hour Sunday through Friday 3:00pm until 6:00pm (in the bar area only)
Christmas Eve: Dinner Only, Served 12pm-10pm
Christmas Day: Dinner Only, Served 5pm-10pm
New Year's Day: Dinner All Day, Served 12pm-10pm
Arkansas & Boardwalk
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Please Park in the Caesars Parking Lot. We provide $ 5 parking vouchers.
Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.
Private Party Contact:
Cara Rice: 609-271-0549 x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Buddakan - Atlantic City Ratings and Reviews
not traditional but better
My wife and I love asian cuisine...this is not traditional asian cuisine however it is better. The plates are distinct, different and very imaginative. They are all beautifully presented and extremely tasty. The approach to sharing plates served as they come and family style makes for great conversation and a very enjoyable evening meal. The food is great, the service outstanding, the atmosphere is unique and what more can one ask. A great evening for any reason.
We have been to your restaurant many a times in the past and looking forward to our visit again !! Your menu is awesome and the perfectly prepared delicious food to go with it!! The consistency and quality of the food has always been the reason we keep coming back!! Loved it once again!!.
This Atlantic City restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. The dishes were prepared well and we were given ample servings. The ambience is suitable for special location or just a normal dinner. We were provided excellent service as well.
We were celebrating my boyfriends birthd ...
We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday. We had Jordan as a server. He was awesome and made the experience ever better! Food was fabulous. Just an all around great time!
Everything at this restaurant was amazi ...
Everything at this restaurant was amazing. Filet mignon, sea bass, dumplings, pad Thai... simply perfect.
I went with my daughter for the second time . We loved it last year so we decided to return. The appetizers were delicious, specifically the pork and shrimp dumplings. I had the pork for the main dish. The meat was tender and cooked perfectly . I was not a huge fan of the Chinese broccoli it was served over. I found it to be quite tough and stringy. We ordered the zen -full donuts for dessert which were amazing!
Buddakan is always a great experience. O ...
Buddakan is always a great experience. On our most recent visit, we tried the tasting menu for the first time and are glad that we did. Also, the specialty cocktails are worth a try in my experience
Get the Chef’s Tasting Menu
This was our first time at the restaurant and there was so much I wanted to try that getting the Chef’s Tasting Menu for Two made sense. For $60 per person we each got an appetizer with three items, a large Asian Caesar salad to share, three entrees to share and three desserts to share. The highlights included the Wasabi Filet (melt in your mouth and not an overpowering wasabi flavor) and the Sea Bass (wonderful teriyaki flavor). My husband loved the dumplings and I loved the edamame ravioli for appetizers. We absolutely agreed on the entrees but hubby wasn’t a dessert fan. I personally loved the banana dessert and the crème brule (the donuts had a weird filling we didn’t dig). The menu also included free espresso, coffee or tea which complimented the dessert offerings. It was a quiet night during the week but our waitress was great. I didn’t love my first drink and they were quick to replace it for free (once I reminded them to take it off the bill). This was more than enough food for two people and most was really delicious. Great first introduction to the menu and would love to go back.
Great dinner always a good meal
Visited AC for a couples weekend and scheduled our dinner for Saturday night at Buddakan. The food was great the drinks were just as great especially when sharing the experience with good friends.
Buddakan Atlantic City is Tops
We prefer Buddakan in Atlantic City over the original Philadelphia location. The food has been consistently better and we are always able to score an opium den. We are willing to add an hour and a half to our drive for an always outstanding meal. The only problem is that we always order too much.
My girlfriend and I came back here after enjoying the restaurant 2 years ago. We were not disappointed! From the flavor filled creative clack tails to the decadent brand new dessert menu we were giddy. Our waiter was very helpful in assisting us navigating through menu items we weren't sure if we're for us. We had an abundance of food. 3 dim sum orders- Edamame ravioli and the Shrimp dumplings were our favorite. Everything was cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars overall is the high cost of our total bill. With 4 drinks, 3 appetizers, 2 meals and two desserts- our bill for 2 people was over $200. I believe for the portion sizes of the apps/ dim sum, they could have been less costly. Otherwise all around amazing!!
Return trip after New Years Eve dinner w ...
Return trip after New Years Eve dinner which was surprisingly fabulous with how jammin it was. No nightly specials which disappointed my husband. Server was very helpful.
Contemporary Asian hotspot. Great decor, ...
Contemporary Asian hotspot. Great decor, creative food presentation. Decent sake list. Good for romantic dinner or a group get together.
The service was excellent. We had an enj ...
The service was excellent. We had an enjoyable lunch.
We loved the place, ending up going two ...
We loved the place, ending up going two nights in a row. We will visit again!
Wonderful food! Perfectly prepared Steak! I like rare steak and I appreciate when my steak is properly cooked!! Great job Buddakan!!! Our waiter was a delight! A wonderful night :)
A Special Place
Always a good time and great, fresh food at this restaurant! Drinks are fun and delicious, too.
A nice night out.
I'd call this hi quality asian, but don't expect gourmet. A pleasant atmosphere. Knowledgeable, friendly bar staff. Good service. As far as the food goes, it was very good, but I wouldn't rate it much higher than what you get from a really good Chinese/Japanese restaurant.
Service was horrible, food was just ok! ...
Service was horrible, food was just ok! Our waiter had 2 tables and my drink was empty for 10 minutes unexceptionable in a fine restaurant. The food took forever to come out which never happens in the Philadelphia Buddakan. I ordered cappuccino with our desert, the cappuccino came out 15 minutes after I was done eating my desert would had canceled the cappuccino but couldn't find our waiter. This was a Tuesday night so the place was empty so no excuse that it was busy! This was my bday dinner so I was very disappointed.
One of the best restaurants in AC. Highl ...
One of the best restaurants in AC. Highly recommend to all !!!
Not what we expected
The food was not good and very overpriced!!! We were starving when we left!
Big-zero birthday dinner was really special
My sister took me here for my 60th birthday dinner followed by a show at Borgata afterwards. We were on a schedule and we were seated right away and the server was terrific at bringing everything at the right time. We had the tasting menu and everything was FANTASTIC! Loved the sea bass and the ravioli. I had the Harmony drink which was refreshing. Would definitely go back if I get the chance.
Beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous decor! ...
Beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous decor! Food was amazing, would go back in a heartbeat!
The decor stood out to me the most as we ...
The decor stood out to me the most as well as the food. However, being allergic to shellfish, I wasn't able to choose from much options. For example, the duck fish contained oyster sauce. Therefore, I had to choose another meal.
A wonderful dinner engagement
Fabulous food by a great chef... Our waitress was extremely attentive... We will certainly entertain dinner here again.
The food was ok. The waitress was not as ...
The food was ok. The waitress was not as attentive as I would expect for a $300 dinner for four. It's fine--but I wouldn't choose to return. That being said, my drinks were good.
A must in AC
Always a great meal and service. Items are intended to be shared. Desserts are a must after a great meal.
this place was an awesome spot for an anneversary and the waitress (i forget her name) went out of her way to make our time memorable. the fantastic food and the ambiance was perfect.
Menù selections are great. Plates are pr ...
Menù selections are great. Plates are professionally presented and food quality is superior. Would recommend and will probably go back.
Booked a mini bachelor party dinner & we had a blast. Great variety on menu & helpful,friendly staff
It was my first time at Buddakan and we enjoyed the experience; the only thing was that the apps were too small but otherwise it was great.
Does it Get Better?
Yes it DOES. They changed the presentation of some items and it quite a success. The Edamame Ravioli has a great new look and more edamame in the dish. The sashimi though a little pricey was excellent. Wagyu satay very tasty. Pan seared Sea Bass and Wasabi crusted Filet Mignon as tender as can be and cooked perfectly. Excellent selection of wine by the glass. Two items to note. Except for main dishes, appetizers and dim sum will not fill you up, nor are they meant to. The flavors and quality are meant to enhance your main menu selection. The other is although the tables for Two appear large they cannot accommodate more than 2 plates at a time and food comes to table when ready. So I recommend ordering 1-2 apps/dim sum at a time, keep the menu close, order when ready for next delicious item and enjoy the Fantastic experience of Buddakan. PS. This is how I overcame the rushed feeling during last visit and review. Slow the pace down and enjoy.
We got the tasting menu for 2. So much d ...
We got the tasting menu for 2. So much delicious food! ZenGria was yummy too ! Loved the atmosphere Our server was so helpful and always close by when needed. Looking forward to revisiting
Shared the Cantonese shrimp and chicken ...
Shared the Cantonese shrimp and chicken spring rolls, shrimp Lo mein and pepper steak beef with my boyfriend. We thought everything was terrific and the service was great! Delicious.
Buddakan is my absolute favorite spot to ...
Buddakan is my absolute favorite spot to dine and grab a cocktail in Atlantic City. The food is delicious. The ambiance is unique and enjoyable. The staff is always accommodating and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.
It's always a great experience!!!
The food is always amazing! My daughter and I have celebrated our bdays several times and it's always a great experience!!! The service is exceptional!
The food was amazing, cooked to perfection.
Best meal ever, steak cooked perfectly medium rare, both parties loved it. Sea bass was perfect, with fresh veggies yummy. I recommend this place for everyone to try, you will not be disappointed.
Great evening helped by a fantastic menu ...
Great evening helped by a fantastic menu, great drinks, and great service. Would definitely go back!
Awesome food! Great restaurant week menu ...
Awesome food! Great restaurant week menu.
Brought my dinner club friends to Buddak ...
Brought my dinner club friends to Buddakan during Restaurant Week so they could experience it. I have been to Buddakan on several occasions and have always had a great experience. My friend are skeptics, they like to stick to "tried & true" restaurants in our area, however, Buddakan did not disappoint! Everyone had a great time. Our Server was funny and pleasant and the food was outstanding! We will be back soon!
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